Dr. Charles Coffey, MD

Dr. Charles Coffey, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 39
Dr. Charles Coffey, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill in 2004 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.Read his story

3855 Health Sciences Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
more than 84% of peers
Head and Neck Cancer
more than 79% of peers
Oral Cancer
more than 75% of peers

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Dr. Coffey's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Coffey "Charles Coffey, MD is a board-certified otolaryngologist and fellowship-trained head and neck cancer surgeon who specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with a broad range of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck.Dr. Coffey’s surgical practice includes management of tumors of the upper aerodigestive tract (mouth, throat, voicebox, nose, and sinuses), salivary glands, thyroid and parathyroid, neck, and skull base, as well as skin cancers of the face and neck. Where appropriate, he is able to employ minimally invasive techniques to minimize post-operative morbidity, including transoral robotic surgery, laser microsurgery of the larynx and pharynx and endoscopic surgery of the sinuses and skull base. He also collaborates with colleagues across a broad range of disciplines to ensure that cancer patients receive the best multidisciplinary care possible.His practice also includes evaluating and treating a range of benign conditions of the head and neck, most notably including minimally-invasive endoscopic surgery of the salivary glands to treat patients with chronic inflammation, swelling, or pain of salivary gland origin.Dr. Coffey completed a head and neck surgery fellowship at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a residency in otolaryngology at the Medical University of South Carolina. He earned his medical degree from University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Coffey is board certified in otolaryngology."


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This content was provided by Dr. Coffey "Dr. Coffey is trained and board certified in otolaryngology, with additional fellowship training and specialty interest in head and neck cancer surgery and minimally-invasive surgery of the head and neck. He also has interest in the management of benign and malignant lesions of the thyroid, parathyroid, and salivary glands. He believes in the multidisciplinary management of head and neck cancers and collaborates closely with his non-surgical colleagues at UCSD Moores Cancer Center."

2  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

59  Conditions Treated


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30  Procedures

  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transoral Laser Microsurgery
  • TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Emory University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Medical University of South Carolina
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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